The age of consent is the age determined by the state at which a person can legally have sexual intercourse. For someone above this age to have sexual relations with someone below is considered statuatory rape. Most countries set their age of consent between 16-18, but some in certain countries it is as low as 12, or as high as 25*

*Homosexuality is usually higher.
The age of consent in the United Kingdom is 16, save for northern Ireland, where it is 17.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 15, 2004
The age of consent is the age at which a person is deemed mentally fit to control their own sex lives.

Contrary to popular belief the age of consent is rarely 18, statistically speaking, except for people in a position of authority. (teachers, step moms and stepdads, babysitters etc). There is a difference between taboo law ("nothing under 18") and real law ("the age of consent is 16 in connecticut"). The reason they differ is because lawmakers are forced to do something that society isnt: be honest.
Also contrary to popular belief you do NOT have to be an adult to be arrested for statutory rape (sex with someone under the legal age).

The age of consent varies from state to state country to country. It's wise to consult an attorney if you are dating a minor and ask about local laws.
"B.T was a diagnosed as having clinical pedophilia at the age of 16. At 17 he slept with an 8 year old girl well under the legal age of consent and was charged with child rape."
by Tina Gunn July 23, 2006
A law you're too young to understand.
age of consent
by NuclearDuckie March 13, 2011
In the USA the age of consent is between 10 and 21

1 10
3 11
7 12
11 13
8 14
5 15
Most 16

9 17
6 18
2 19
4 20
The rest 21
In all Nations it's 9-21
You :So what is the age of consent?
by 459395 February 6, 2022
A age law were boys and girls can Consent to sex

It usually it's 16 but
Some Countries do it at 9 and youngest Africa has it at 10 11 or 12

And Muslim countries its 9 8 7 6 but do it at 5 4 3 2 1 or 0
And some it's 20-30
Is he the age of Consent yet?
by 459395 March 6, 2022